Advisory Boards and Commissions

How to apply

If you're interested in any of these opportunities, you can apply now online or request a paper form by calling 503-655-8751 or in person at the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

Current Recruitments

Community Health Council
This council has five vacancies for health center patients, and parents and guardians of patients, from all communities and diverse groups within Clackamas County. Each position carries a three-year term. This council is a group, made up mostly of patients, that helps to govern the County’s community health centers. The council is in greatest need of representation by patients served by Clackamas County Community Health’s primary care or behavioral health clinics.

“It’s essential that we include the voices of our patients as we provide guidance and direction on programs that affect our County’s vital health services,” said Deborah Cockrell, Director of County Health Centers. “To our valued patients, please consider applying to join this important council today!”

The Council and the Board of Commissioners are responsible for oversight of a federally funded grant that provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to residents of the County. Council member duties include working closely with staff to review and recommend service priorities for patients, determining program policies and providing fiscal oversight. The council meets monthly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the exception of holidays. Childcare and mileage reimbursement provided.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. For more information, contact Jeanine Goodwin at 503-742-5926 or
Opens : Oct. 30, 2018
Closes : Nov. 15, 2018

Economic Development Commission
This committee has twelve openings which carries a three-year term. Per the bylaws, the EDC will advise and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) on matters pertaining to the support and growth of a balanced, sustainable economy within the county and cities within the County.

The board is committed to balance and diversity of commission membership in the areas of geography, employment, interest, education and experience. Applicants from the traded sector business community with demonstrated leadership, commitment or expertise in business and economic development are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline is Nov. 30. For more information contact Catherine Grubowski-Johnson at or 503-742-4303.
Opens : Oct. 25, 2018
Closes : Nov. 30, 2018

Enhanced Law Enforcement Service District Citizen Advisory Committee
This committee has three openings, each of which carries a three-year term. The district was approved by voters in the November 1994 general election and became effective the next year. Its purpose is to increase the level of Sheriff’s patrols to meet the increased demand of urban Clackamas County. It serves approximately 85,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Clackamas County within the Urban Growth Boundary, as well as the city of Johnson City. The committee represents the various geographic and demographic interests of the district and assists the Sheriff with identifying public expectations for the district, recommending service priorities, and supporting the Sheriff’s Office outreach functions. The committee meets approximately every two months.

The application deadline is Nov. 16. For more information, contact Lori Okami at 503-785-5001 or
Opens : Sep. 27, 2018
Closes : Nov. 16, 2018

Leaders for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council
This council is seeking volunteers to fill three openings, each of which carries a 3-year term. The council envisions a county in which equity and inclusion are at the forefront of all decision-making, and in which all community members are actively engaged. Specifically, the council strives to examine county processes in order to recommend and facilitate changes that foster greater inclusiveness, develop leadership from diverse communities, increase community participation in county government, and promote and support diversity awareness and education.

Council members are meant to be representative of the county’s diverse populations and ideally will represent different work experiences, educational backgrounds, religious beliefs and affiliations, geographic locations, socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, physical abilities or other diversity. Council members meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. For more information, please contact Equity Services & Community Engagement Coordinator Maria Magallon at 503-650-5693 or
Opens : Nov. 08, 2018
Closes : Nov. 15, 2018

Parks Advisory Board
This committee has one vacancy which carries a four-year term. This board represents unincorporated areas of the county in advising administration and the BCC on matters pertaining to County Parks’ policies, management, development, acquisition, budgets and other significant matters related to park administration.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. For more information, contact Christina Dannenbring at or 503-742-4663.
Opens : Oct. 24, 2018
Closes : Nov. 15, 2018

Traffic Safety Commission
This commission has two openings each of which carries a four-year term. The county is seeking rural and experienced communications community members living in Clackamas County to serve and add their valuable perspective to the discussions. Any interested Clackamas County resident is encouraged to apply.

The primary duty of the 12-member commission is to establish programs to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities throughout the County. This commission is one of the most active of it’s kind in the state, and plays an important role in formulating the County's transportation safety program, including:

  • Reviewing traffic safety, education and outreach, and providing guidance to the County Traffic Safety staff
  • Developing and implementing the county’s Transportation Safety Action Plan, and
  • Working on safety education, fielding public concerns, identifying safety projects, conducting community outreach on traffic safety and working with County traffic engineers to implement traffic safety measures on County roadways.
The TSC meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in Oregon City.

The deadline for applications is November 25. For more information, contact Joe Marek at 503-742-4705 or
Opens : Nov. 08, 2018
Closes : Nov. 25, 2018

Vector Control District
This committee has one opening for a volunteer to serve a four-year term. Committee members serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners while acting as the policy-making body, managers of the business, and financial affairs of the Clackamas County Vector Control District. The District is responsible for the control of mosquitoes and flies, of which some are disease-carrying vectors in the County. The Oregon State Health Department and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife approve the District’s annual control plan. The five-member board meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Vector Control District Office, at 1102 Abernethy Road in Oregon City.

The deadline for applications is October 5. For more information, please contact Theresa Micallef at 503-655-8394 or email her at
Opens : Oct. 22, 2018
Closes : Nov. 18, 2018